Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram have sought go away for remaining absent for the session on health grounds. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkiah Naidu, sought the nod of the House to grant leaves.
Apart from Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram, Oscar Fernandes, Navneeth Krishnan, Narendra Jadhav and Sushil Gupta have additionally sought go away.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma are amongst 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) have examined constructive for coronavirus within the obligatory assessments carried out earlier than the Monsoon Session of Parliament which started on Monday.
As many as 12 MPs from the BJP probably the most from any social gathering in Lok Sabha, have been discovered contaminated with the illness in the course of the take a look at adopted by the YSR Congress’ two MPs and one every of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Shiv Sena and the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party.
Others who’ve been detected Covid-19 constructive embrace Pratap Rao Jadav, Janardan Singh, Sukhbir Singh, Hanuman Beniwal, Sukanata Majumdar, Goddeti Madhavi, Bidyut Baran, Pradan Baruah, N. Reddeppa, Selvam G., Pratap Rao Patil, Ram Shankar Katheria, Satya Pal Singh and Rodmal Nagar.
BJP’s Belagavi MP and Union junior minister for Railways Suresh Angadi will certainly give the monsoon session a miss as he has examined Covid-positive. Though he stated he continues to stay “fine” and “asymptomatic”, attending the House is out of query for the Minister.
Meanwhile, Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik, was on Saturday discharged from a Panaji hospital after being admitted for a similar lethal virus, for a month. In truth, his state of affairs turned severe following which a central workforce from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was monitoring his health. However, it is not possible that the 67-year-old minister will attend the Parliament session.
Meanwhile, at the very least seven Trinamool Congress MPs together with its Chief Whip within the Rajya Sabha Shukhendu Sekhar Roy have determined to give the monsoon session a miss. “I wrote to the House Chairman informing that I will not be attending this session primarily due to two reasons: my age and the order of the Home Secretary during unlock, asking people above 65 years of age to stay indoors, which I have enclosed. As lawmakers, we cannot be lawbreakers,” Roy instructed IANS.